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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Sky Watch Friday!

Time to share your skies, the beauty over your world, the clouds, the colors! Sky Watch is hosted each week by Klaus and the Sky Watch team of Klaus, Sandy, Wren and me. Join us and the many people from all over the world who share theirs with us each week! Click on the post title to be taken to the SWF website where you can sign up. It's been gray, windy, rainy and so it was back to my files! And as far as words to share -- well, I had a serious need for some laughter!!
Read Winter as nature's way of saying, "Up yours." 
Robert Byrne

Yep, I can believe that!!

I'm an idealist. I don't know where I'm going, but I'm on my way.
Carl Sandburg

I have a new philosophy. I'm only going to dread one day at a time.
Charles M. Schulz

It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
Harry S. Truman

It's a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it's a depression when you lose yours.
Harry S. Truman

Liberty doesn't work as well in practice as it does in speeches.
Will Rogers


71 comments:

Regina said...

Love your beautiful skies Sylvia. Clear and marvellous!
Wishing you a lovely day and a great weekend ahead.
xo
Regina

magda said...

Beautiful and romantic photos !!!
Warm regards
Magda

ladyfi said...

What wonderful shots! Hope the sun shines for you soon.

http://ladyfi.wordpress.com/

KaHolly said...

Wonderful as always. I especially liked today's quotes. Very appropriate for late winter! ~karen

Diane AZ said...

Oh, you found some gorgeous skies in your files, Sylvia! I love the budding branches against blue, so pretty!

Linda Reeder said...

I love that first photo! I hear blue skies are on the way!

EG Wow said...

Your photos look great in these frames, Sylvia. Nice touch!

Elisabeth said...

Like your Spring header very much. Do you have flowering trees or bushes already? Oh, isn't Spring exciting and delightful...Lovely captures. Hope you have a grand weekend.

Carver said...

As usual the photographs and quotes are all great. I think the first one is my favorite this time because I love the composition.

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

:D I don't know where I am going either but I am always on my way :D
Terrific shots Sylvia. I like the deep blue :)

Rajesh said...

Gorgeous images. Each one prettier than the other.

Tricia said...

What beautiful skies & views!

Happy SWF! =)

Riet said...

Love those beautiful skies Sylvia and the words are so good

clairz said...

I love these photos, Sylvia! Water! Buds! All good to these desert eyes!

Gary said...

Great sequence Slyvia. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Pat said...

These are all great photos, as always, Sylvia. My favorite one is the firstone--I like the three horizontal sections--sky, river and fishing boats. Nice composition! Have a wonderful weekend, my friend.

Carletta said...

Love the Byrne quote! :)
Wonderful shots you have found to share!
I had to look twice at the first one and then it dawned on me it was boats - wow. I wonder if I could borrow just one.
The next to the last sky shot is my favorite - a warm and lovely glow.
Hope your weekend is filled with beautiful skies.

Martha Z said...

As usual, nice skies and a good collection of quotes. My pick is the Will Rogers quote; liberty is a messy business and carries a lot of responsibilities.

Photo Cache said...

You always manage to showcase the very best skies of Seattle. Have a lovely day.

Skywatch here

syel said...

lovely series of photos. and the quotes made me laugh and think too at the same time. enjoy the weekend! :)

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Sylvia, what a totally superb looking harbor scene. It should be framed, just that good!

I must confess my SkyWatch entry got messed up this week, as I was finally able to change the appearance of my blog and it was quite a difficult change over, so the little Nuthatch will have to suffice for this week.

Have a great weekend~ Mary

forgetmenot said...

Lovely photos (as usual). I like your new Blog header picture too--tell your friend she does a nice job.. Your quotes are great--I always have a pencil and paper handy when I come to your blog. Thanks, Mickie =)

ρομπερτ said...

Would you mind locking me 'into the habour'?! Wonderful picture. Please have a good Friday.

daily athens

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous images and yoru quotes are always wonderful, Sylvia! Have a great weekend!

Irene said...

Goregeous photos! And the harbour looks like a lovely place to visit!

Wish you a great weekend!

/Irene/

Naturegirl said...

Stunning images and wise words in the quotes Sylvia! I have one more month here in the blue sky country! Enjoy your day. Anna

Terrebel said...

How true: liberty is well overrated. Try enjoying your freedom whilst your children are dying of starvation...But looking on the bright side...Wonderful set of photos here, Sylvia! You really captured the air of spring even though it still feels like winter. Have a good weekend!

Terrence looks at the sky

Life Ramblings said...

as always, your photos never fail to amaze me. i love the quotes too. have a terrific week Sylvia.

Kay L. Davies said...

All excellent quotations, and true. But I love the Charlie Brown one.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Hildred and Charles said...

You always have such beautiful photos, Sylvia, - and I'm always beguiled by your quotes.

Linnea said...

It's nice to see some blue skies....let's hope for more of them! Wonderful selection Sylvia! Enjoy the day!

Kim, USA said...

Photo number two excites me ^_^
SWF

Indrani said...

I like the way you present these beautiful pics with quotes. Good selection.
Have a great weekend.

lotusleaf said...

Beautiful photos as usual. I did not know what the first photo is showing.

magiceye said...

brilliant captures all!

Sylvia K said...

Lotusleaf, the first shot was taken at the harbor on the Sound, it's about a five minute drive from where I live and one of my favorite places to go. This was taken a couple of weeks ago on a really beautiful, cold day. Glad you enjoyed the pics for the day!!

Sylvia

Arija said...

Oh, golly gosh, I must be getting old, it is hard to concentrate on your pictures and concentrate on your well picked quotes.
I have to resort to the stratagem of absorbing the quotes as a first course and viewing your splendid pictures for dessert.The first shot got me right in the orchestra pit since it looks so much like something that it is not.
The boats in the marina huddled all together are like frosted furrows in a field turned by a master ploughman. A really amazing shot.

I once saw something similar while flying over Sydney harbour, there were multitudes of yachts out that day and the sea saw blue and in one of the large coves the white yachts were dotted on the water like sheep in a field.

Allusions can be wonderful that way.

Enjoy every step of every day my friend.

My joints are seizing up with the cold blasts from the Antarctic, must away for a walk to get them moving again.

Arija said...

Oops, forgot to mention your pussy willows, if they are out, spring in all its glory is not far behind.

SandyCarlson said...

I always feel like I have encountered a kindred spirit when I visit your blog. This post is wonderful.

Miss Becky said...

oh my that first photo is just glorious. and it looks like pussy willows are out! beautiful skies Sylvia. and excellent quotes as usual - love the Sandburg and Truman! happy SWF, and have a beautiful weekend!

Mark said...

Allways look forward to Friday and your great photos and quotes. Have a great weekend Sylvie

Eve said...

Is that snow on those mountains?
That water is so amazingly BLUE - beautiful!

AL said...

Nice quotes Sylvia and great skyviews again!

Sally in WA said...

Beautiful pictures, Sylvia. Wow, the Olympics are so clear from across the sound. I am so glad the snow is melting up it. Have a great weekend!!

Team G Square said...

awesome , asusual your photos are just great

Arti said...

Beautiful as always Sylvia...
Loved the quote on recession and depression, very funny!!!
Have a wonderful day:)

George said...

Thanks for sharing these smiles and these beautiful views with us. I really like the second photo with the budding trees against the blue sky.

Naturedigital said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful skies and vast horizons with us Sylvia.
Have a great weekend.
Costas

sceneoftranquility said...

Beautiful skies,love those branches.

EcoRover said...

Great pics as always, Sylvia. Second from the bottom (sunset?) truly outstanding. Nice to see the mountains out! We'll be over Portland way in a week or two, hope the skies are clear then.

Titania said...

The catkins are out, this means spring is on its way. Beautiful sun sets, each one poesia.

bracomfotografie said...

What wonderful shots, brilliant captures all!
Have a great weekend Sylvia

alicesg said...

Love the stick people in your header. :) Have a nice weekend, Sylvia.

Mridula said...

Those boats and the mountains, I always get mesmerized by them!

Kay said...

You really do capture the most beautiful skies, Sylvia! Have a wonderful weekend!

Stewart M said...

I do like that first picture - so much space and the boats look so small. Splendid.

Stewart M - Australia

Greyscale Territory said...

Wonderful variety of skies! Especially love the sense of openness and freedom in the first photo and the radiant colours in the second last one!

Serline said...

Love that first pic especially, postcard perfect. Have a blessed weekend, Sylvia!

NatureFootstep said...

Great skies as always, no, better today. I also like that you started to frame the shots.
And, when I am up to that. I hope you don´t mind me saying that. Now when you learn to handle the photo manipulating program, why don´t you learn to tilt them as well? When the horizon is right your shots are excellent. :)

Joe Todd said...

Lovely skies and quotes for skywatch. Hope you have a great weeke

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Beautiful photographs and more from your never expiring fountain of quotes. I love the one from Sandburg about how much you can accomplish when you don't care who gets the credit. It takes people years to figure that out.

Have a great day Sylvia!!

LauraX said...

so much beauty to be found here as always Sylvia:-)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Gorgeous skies and some wry quotes today. Actually that Carl Sandberg one about being an idealist really makes me smile; it kind of describes me -- I know how I feel, but I don't do much about getting anywhere with it.

The pussy willow picture is wonderful and makes me homesick for the Pacific Northwest. No early spring flowers here in FL>

Lynette Killam said...

Beautiful skies! And I love your quotes...had not actally read the Charles Schulz one before. I may adopt it as my motto...:)

Lynette
Imagination Lane

afanja said...

Wonderful friendly skies, Sylvia.
Do we see the first time of springs? Great!
Enjoy your weekend!

Beverley Baird said...

Such gorgeous skies - a great variety as well! Thanks for those lovely quotes!
Have a wonderful weekend Sylvia!

Wren said...

So different, but each beautiful. Sylvia, you always show us the beauty in our skies.

eden said...

Love all your sky photos and quotes.

Have a great weekend.

Joyful said...

You've outdone yourself with these stunning photos.

Spiderdama said...

Wonderful words and pictures! I like that first one very much..great snowtopped mountain with a beautiful blue sky!
Hope you have a happy weekend:-)

Míriam Luiza said...

Lindíssimas fotos! As cores maravilhosas!

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